Bryan Cohen Jan. 29, 2014, 3:08pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced lawsuits on Monday against two Ohio home improvement contractors who allegedly failed to deliver services that were promised to consumers.

Michael Combs, who did business as Granite Designs before the company went out of business, and Michael Evilsizer, the owner of Buckeye Exteriors, allegedly violated state consumer laws.

"Consumers gave these contractors thousands of dollars for work that was not performed as promised," DeWine said. "We try to resolve the issues out of court, but when months go by with no resolution for consumers, we must move forward."

Granite Designs offered granite installation services in southwest Ohio. Six consumers filed complaints with DeWine's office alleging they paid an average of approximately $3,000 a piece for work that was never completed as promised. Combs allegedly performed shoddy work, failed to deliver and violated the Home Solicitation Sales Act by failing to provide consumers with proper notice of their right to cancel.

Buckeye Exteriors conducts home window replacement and work on roofing and vinyl siding. DeWine's office received six unresolved complaints from consumers who allegedly paid between $950 and $10,000 for construction work that was never delivered as promised. The lawsuit alleges Buckeye Exteriors and Evilsizer performed shoddy work, failed to deliver and violated the Repairs and Services Rule.

DeWine's lawsuits seek consumers restitution, civil penalties and an injunction to stop further violations.

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